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Ararat on radar for development

Ararat municipal leaders have noted a growing number of inquiries from people keen to develop in the area.

Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Tim Harrison said the council had received 32 inquiries a month, with a peak of 45 in August alone. 

“This trend suggests our region is on the radar of people looking for a change of scenery, which is great for the future growth of the region,” he said.

Dr Harrison said inquiries covered a broad range of development subjects including refurbishments, subdivisions, signs and home or business extensions.

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“People looking to expand or renovate their property shows there is an enthusiasm for our region,” he said.

In November last year the Ararat council started formally tracking development inquiries. It is offering feedback to help people with development projects and encouraging them to pursue their ideas further.

Dr Harrison said people making inquiries should outline their project ideas as much as possible. 

He said people could make planning inquiries by downloading a form from the council’s website or emailing

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